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Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, Valued At $6 Billion

Most mainstream social media networks – Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube – are banned in China, leaving Chinese social media users to log onto Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter), Renren (China’s Facebook), Tencent Weibo (China’s Tumblr) and Tudou (China’s YouTube) instead. And they’re doing so with incredible quantity.

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Brings Radian6 Listening Coverage To Russia And China

Marketers can now “listen” to about a billion additional social media users, thanks to Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s newly added Radian6 listening coverage for the Russian and Chinese markets.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud, one of Twitter’s second wave of Certified Products, achieved the new listening functionality through partnerships with the major networks in both countries – Sina Weibo and Tencent in China, VKontakte in Russia.

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Top 25 Celebrities On Chinese Twitter (Sina Weibo)

We recently shared some insight into the Chinese social media landscape, which consists of 513 million Internet users and 84% of those users contributing to social networks.

That’s the highest rate in the entire world.

With Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube banned in China, Chinese social media users are logging onto Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter), Renren (China’s Facebook), Tencent Weibo (China’s Tumblr) and Tudou (China’s YouTube) instead. And doing so with incredible quantity.

Sina Weibo has about 300 million users, with Renren at 200 million, Tencent Weibo at 425 million, and Tudou at an amazing 431 million users.

Synthesio, a global social-media monitoring company, created the following infographic as part of its “China Social Media Listening Month” to find out which celebrities are the most popular on Chinese social media.

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Chinese Social Media Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

So, Twitter is definitely a sensitive subject in China.

As we reported in November 2010, a Chinese bride was arrested – on her wedding day – because of something she retweeted. The Chinese authorities sentenced her to one year of hard labor to “re-educate” her.

Twitter is, in fact, completely banned in the country, as are Facebook, Google+ and YouTube (and many more).

But that doesn’t mean the people of China aren’t still very active on social media.

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